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Shield Ointment

Manufactured byGLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsAllantoin (0.5 %w/w) + Hydrocortisone (0.25 %w/w) + Lidocaine (3 %w/w) + Zinc oxide (5 %w/w)
Description

Shield Ointment is a combination medicine of allantoin, hydrocortisone, lidocaine, and zinc oxide which is available as suppositories and ointment. This medicine is used for the treatment of anal fissures and hemorrhoids. It is also used to relieve the pain and swelling before and after proctological surgery and anorectal examinations.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Shield Ointment

  • Redness or irritation on skin
  • Dizziness
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Visual disturbances

Uses of Shield Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anal Fissures and Hemorrhoids
  • Anal pruritus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to allantoin, hydrocortisone, lidocaine, zinc oxide, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Untreated serious infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an active bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection which is untreated.

Class-III anti-arrhythmic medicines

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are currently under the treatment with Class-III anti-arrhythmic medicines like amiodarone and ibutilide etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Rectal bleeding

Use of this medicine should be discontinued in case of irritation or rectal bleeding. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Porphyria

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with acute porphyria. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Visual disturbances

Use of this medicine may cause visual disturbances in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any such visual disturbances.

Missed Dose

Suppository: Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose. Ointment: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Liver/Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver/kidney function due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments and constant monitoring of liver/kidney function are advised in such cases.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having seizure disorders. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Suppository: Use this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ointment: Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Contact your doctor if any unusual symptoms occur.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Allantoin promotes the healing process. Hydrocortisone works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and pain in the body. Lidocaine works by altering the way the body senses the pain by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain. Zinc oxide relieves pain, burning, and itching caused by hemorrhoids.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Topical wound healing agents, Topical anesthetics, Topical Anti-hemorrhoid agents

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. India-pharma.gsk.com. 2019 [cited 16 April 2019]. Available from:

https://india-pharma.gsk.com/media/701294/shield.pdf

[Internet]. Meridianentp.com. 2019 [cited 16 April 2019]. Available from:

https://meridianentp.com/corect.htm

Allantoin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 11 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11100

Hydrocortisone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 12 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00741

Lidocaine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00281
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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Aug 2019

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